Recruits Expected in Tuscaloosa

The University of Alabama had a big victory in their first game of the season defeating the No. 9 ranked Clemson Tigers 34-10. Head coach Nick Saban's SEC squad faced supposedly the best the ACC had to offer. Several prospects from across the country took notice, and many are expected in Tuscaloosa for the Tide's home opener against Tulane.

The Tide's cuurent list of commitments are expected to cheer on their future team including Quinton Dial, three-star defensive tackle from Pinson-Clay-Chalkville, Kellen Williams, three-star offensive tackle from Snellville-Brookwood, (Ga.), Darrius McKeller, three-star offensive tackle from Jonesboro, (Ga.), Anthony Orr, three-star defensive tackle from Harvest-Sparkman and William Ming. four-star defensive end from Athens.

Nico Johnson

Head coach Nick Saban received a big gift following the Tide's victory over Clemson when Nico Johnson, five-star linebacker from Andalusia committed Wednesday night. Coach Saban hopes Johnson's decision will carry momentum into the weekend with the uncommitted prospects expected to arrive.

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon, four-star cornerback from Nashville-Hillsboro, (Tenn.), is one of many uncommitted prospects expected Saturday. Alabama was one of the first schools to offer a scholarship, and the Tide will contend with Tennessee, Oklahoma and Miami for the blue-chip's signature.

A couple of Magnolia State players plan to see the Tide at home this weekend including Chad Bumphis, four-star wide receiver from Tupelo and Dan Hicks, two-star tight end from Oxford.

Chad Bumphis

Bumphis is giving hard looks to Alabama and Mississippi State with a possible trip to Florida before making a decision, which is expected in the very near future.

Dan Hicks

Hicks, on the other hand, is looking for an opportunity. He holds an offer from Mississippi State, and the Tide staff is keeping a close eye during the first few games of his senior season.

Trett Hardman, quarterback from Cullman-Fairview, is one of the state's top signal callers for the class of 2010. He plans to see the Tide in action this weekend as well.

High school prospects will take a closer look as unofficial visitors this weekend. This is not an official list of recruits expected, but a hint of some of the high profile players planning to attend.

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